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Russia and the USSR, 1917-41
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Russia and the USSR, 1917-41
Jonathon Dallimore & Lani Blackman, HTANSW, 2020
ISBN: 9780 85854 3898
Paperback, 288 pp.


Russia and the USSR, 1917 – 41 provides an updated approach to exploring this foundational period of Soviet history. It is primarily designed to address the HSC Modern History National Study ‘Option F: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917 – 41’ and includes detailed coverage of the key features and issues of the period. The book draws on many contemporary historians who have challenged many old perceptions about this period and includes a range of activities and essay questions to help students engage with the material. Appendix One includes four annotated student essays to demonstrate how the ideas in the text can be used in the context of developing sophisticated arguments in response to key questions relevant to this topic.



Chapter 1 Engaging with Russia and the USSR, 1917-41

Chapter 2 Bolshevik Ideology

Chapter 3 The Bolshevik Consolidation of Power, 1917-24

Chapter 4 The Impact of the Bolshevik Consolidation of Power

Chapter 5 Stalin's Rise to Power, 1922-30

Chapter 6 Transforming the Soviet Economy, 1928-41

Chapter 7 Transforming the Political Order, 1928-41

Chapter 8 Transforming Soviet Society and Culture, 1928-41

Chapter 9 Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-41

Chapeter 10 Stalinism as Totalitarianism

Appendix One Sample Essays


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